Sound Editing Courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for Film Making at FLUX
We offer sound editing courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for film making at FLUX facilitated by our professional sound editors.
Here is the truth. If you have paid a close attention to the sound consciously, it was probably a bad or attention-seeking sound. In fact, good sound just flows in to your subconscious and helps you experience a film fully immersed. That is the art of good sound design and editing! It enables you to fully submerge yourself in the moving pictures and flow along with the story and emotion.
And to make this happen, post-production of sound plays a huge role in the film making process!
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Facts about Sound Editing
If your sync sound recordist has recorded bad location sound, it will always sound like a bad sound. The only way to save the edit or the film is to re-record the sound in a studio. That is why we use dubbing for fiction films! Let us take you through some important terms of sound editing. This list will include cleaning of sound, syncing, dubbing, foley and leveling.
We at FLUX offer you a sound editing course that will run you across most of these skill-sets. Before we start with the technical aspects of sound, let us tell you a bit more about our ethos.
FLUX is a detail-oriented arts community that believes in making quality art. We like to make sure that we teach all the important things that you need to create good work. That is why we are also picky about our facilitators and our equipment!
Sound Editing Courses
We also pay attention to the software we use for editing. Many a time, people simply level and edit sound on video editing software such as Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. This does work for shorter video formats or even some short films. However, if you are looking to clean and mix sound at a more professional level, you need more! There are many software tools like Audacity, Audition CC, or even Avid Pro tools you can use. It really depends on the complexity of the edit and the scale of the project. It also depends on your skill level and technical proficiency. Let us now tell you a bit more about the basics of sound and how to edit it.
At first, in a fiction or a documentary film, the editor imports all the sound files into their software. Once they do that, they start syncing the audio files with the video files. After syncing in a meticulous manner, they are now ready to chop, clean and level the sound.
In most conversations, there are two qualities of sound to mix. There is the beautiful sound taken by the Boom, which gives you a mix of ambiance as well as dialogue spoken in space. Then there is the lapel sound, which is crunchy and crisp. When both these sounds are there together, they form the perfect balance of bass and treble that sounds stunning!
Once the syncing has been done, the editor cleans the sound by checking the layers. The editor also removes any unwanted channels and keeps the channels that the video needs. Sound gets recorded in separate layers and channels, which needs to be worked upon during the edit. For example, if the editor needs ambiance sound, they would cut off the lapel channel to avoid any confusion.
However, sometimes the lapel mic sound might have some rustle and the boom sound might have wind. These extra sounds are bad and need to be cut out or balanced. This is when the editor keenly hears and edits these extra frequencies appearing as bumps on the sound timeline. This is when the sound editor has to listen and edit everything that dilutes the experience for the viewer.
And once the syncing and cleaning are over, the editor goes through the video lock and assesses if anything needs dubbing.
Dubbing is the art of re-recording lip sync sound in a studio during post production. In this the actor stands in front of a mic and tries to narrate the dialogues according to the video. This requires the actor to sync difficult things like tempo, timing and most importantly emotion.
Sound is made up of many things like pitch, frequency and volume. While recording or editing sound during post-production, the editor is constantly taking care of these three primary factors.
Once the dubbing is complete and set, the sound editor now brings in the foley sound.
Have you ever heard sounds like a glass clink on screen? Or the sound of flesh cutting or squishing of a water balloon? These are all additions that are made during post-production. This requires a studio setting where in foley artists use innovative makeshift ways to recreate these subtle sounds. But these subtle sounds are what make the sound in a film realistic and convincing. They add a flavor to the film. Therefore adding these sounds in to the edit timeline is a major part of sound editing. These all are things that we will learn well in detail. We will often talk about them in our sound editing courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for film making at FLUX.
Once all these multiple layers of sound are added in, the sound editor does the most important job. This is called sound mixing or leveling. In our sound editing course, we will pay special attention to this section. The other sections may have other people working but mixing is the primary job of a sound editor.
So we may give you an assignment where we give you a timeline with all the sounds placed together. Your job will now be to weave all the sounds into each other in a seamless soundscape. This will require you to hear the sounds on a speaker and gauge their volumes together. Nothing should be too feeble to hear nor should it be disturbingly loud.
There is a sweet balance of volumes that need to be maintained. It helps the viewer flow through their watching experience. This would also need you to add fade-ins and fade-outs constantly. These will be added to different dialogue and foley sound-bits along with an ambiance bed.
These ambiance sounds are the most important sounds and we cannot say this enough. Here is another secret! A good sound editor will always have a secret bank of different kinds of ambiances like special arrows in their quiver!
Online Vs In-person Sound Editing Courses
You may want to learn for much cheaper and at your convenience from apps like Udemy. But what a real human teacher can tell you about sound, the Internet certainly cannot. Sound editing and recording is a manual job that takes real experiences and a lot many fault correction exercises. Machines hardly make any mistakes and so they cannot guide you.
But we, here at FLUX, are bringing aboard experienced sound designers and editors for you. They will have the right hacks for any problem you are stuck in! On top of it, they are always keenly excited to pull you into the world of sounds. They will teach you to mix them together in order to create beautiful harmonies and soundscapes! Let us swim through the ocean of sound to experience its journey deeply!
So keep an eye out on our website to know more details about our upcoming sound editing course! We are offering these sessions right in the heart of the enthralling city of Bangalore! This city is full of life, opportunities and buzz, and so is our arts space too!
Are you interested in joining sound editing courses in Bangalore Indiranagar for film making at FLUX facilitated by our professional sound editors?
If yes, give us a call on 9606555607 today!
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